100,000 title deeds gather dust in N Rift
Government has so far issued 70,000 land titles in Uasin Gishu
More than 100,000 title deeds lie uncollected at the Lands offices in the North Rift.
They were issued under the Jubilee government plan to give out three million title deeds by next year.
Lands CS Jacob Kaimenyi has urged residents to collect the document, which he said will enable them utilise their plots effectively.
He said more than 33,000 titles are at the Kapsabet Lands registry. Only 5,000 have been collected.
The government has issued 70,000 land titles in Uasin Gishu county, following reforms streamlining the Lands registry.
Thousands of title deeds also lie uncollected in the Lands registry in Eldoret town. Uasin Gishu county commissioner Abdi Hassan said the registry has been digitised and services improved in the past two years.
He said loss of files and tampering of land records are no longer acceptable.
Kaimenyi on Friday issued 1,700 titles in Tindiret and Samitui, Nandi county.
The residents, who have been waiting 50 years for title deeds, could not hold back their joy.
Kaimenyi presided over the issuance of title deeds at Mberere and Samitui in Aldai, Nandi.
The CS said the Jubilee government is fulfilling its pledge to issue Kenyans with land title deeds.